Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Giveaway Week Continues!


Today I finished an item that will go into the giveaway box, I hope you like it. It is a design by Primitive Blessings and I made it into a candle mat. I decided to use wool for the noses and gave it a touch of antique spray but kept it lighter than usual on some. I just noticed that the site is gone, pending renewal, sure hope Tiffany hasn't quit designing.


Another item I finished was a stitchery I made, a few years ago. I used a darker tea stained fabric, then stitched it with a wool lana. I was not pleased with how it came out, hard to see the design in one way, but once I made it into a pillow, I liked it better. What do you think, should I add this to the box, would you like it? I reproduced it from an old fraktur and hope to do more new patterns in the future.

If you would like to be entered into the giveaway, leave a comment on this POST!


I have been getting things done around the house and cooking. I want to find things I can eat and make ahead of time and this time I tried a banana/pineapple cake and added my cookies with butter as a crumble topping. It wasn't bad and it was really good with strawberry ice cream on top, lol. In the summer or when I am sick, I treat myself to Bryers strawberry, it is all natural and a little sugar once in a while, won't kill me. Now I need to think of ways to moisten the cake and make it more of a snack cake that I can take on trips or a treat when we kayak. I am thinking this would be a nice cake to make strawberry shortcake with.


32 comments:

Carol said...

Your stitching on both projects is beautiful!

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Love your stichin'! Cake looks yummy too!

Quilts And Pieces said...

I want a piece of that cake! Yum!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I love snowmen! Your stitching is wonderful. I can see the design on the pillow~ very cool. Cake looks really good too. ;-)

Fiona said...

how cute is the little snowmen one you have just made... they have such characters in their faces... and yes, the other one is great too.. I like the muted look it has... you know I love cakes...
Hugz

Dorothy said...

Both are great items. Such a lot of work for a Giveaway. I love my Lana wool for stitching felted wool
but the Valdani is good too.

paulette said...

Love them both!! Please throw my name into your give away hat! Plus your cake looks yummy!
P

Patty C. said...

Omgosh - the snowmen are too cute - Count me in for the Giveaway ;)

Chris said...

Lovely finishes! I am keeping my fingers crossed. The cake looks lovely. I hope that you are having a great week!

BumbleBeeLane said...

The cake looks yummy.I'm always looking for snack cakes to take along too but mine are usually to moist and don't travel well..Warm Blessings!~Amy

Mosaic Magpie said...

Love the snowmen and how they are connected to each other with the stitching. The little pillow is cute and I like the muted look it has.
Deb
I am not looking at the cake...diet time!

cucki said...

yummy cake..
sweet stitching.
big hugs x

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Hi Debbie...so sorry to read that your vacation was a disaster! And it's bad your husband was burned and that you were robbed on top of all that!! Oh my! You need some good luck girlfriend! Your giving and kind spirit will bring that good luck back to you. I hope you can rest and get well soon! Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful primitive goodies. You are so generous! Take care!

Me and My Stitches said...

Such great projects, and the cake looks like a winner! Thanks for the chance to win.

Jaja said...

Hi there, please sign me up! Great cake too!
tjlburke at gmail dot com

Shelley said...

oh yes,:) both those things should go in the giveaway box lol! This is so exciting :)

Gayle said...

I'm not sure WHAT Tiffany Carnal is doing these day. I DO know that she is quitting the magazine that she helped start. Such a talented gal!

Jean @ Prim Crafts said...

Wonderful stitching's~ Debbie.

Your cake looks soooo yummy. Have you ever tried using applesauce in your cake batter?

Blessings,
Jean

Miccosukee said...

Debbie,
What gorgeoua stitching on those pieces. But then you are known for your beautiful work. Such a gifted artist!

I would love to have my name thrown into the pot for the giveaway. What a treasure trove of goodies seem to be piing up for the box.

take care,
trisha

Carrie P. said...

both your stitcheries would be very nice in your surprise giveaway.

terriquilts said...

Love all your stitchery! I haven't tried the Lana wool yet, kind of a newbie to that, but I love Valdani so far. Sorry to hear your vacation didn't work out as planned. A few years ago we took the girls up North tent camping and it rained every day that week, high temp was 62 degrees! This was in Northern Michigan in August! We made the best of it, but I do remember coming home a day early because I was sick of being damp. Hope you and your husband are feeling better now.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Catching up with you now. Too bad about your vacation....and you were robbed???? That is awful. Plus that little boy is adorable!!!!

You have been very busy.
Now I will try to keep up.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Your Fraktur design pillow is lovely, I'd be thrilled to get it and love the candle mat, cute noses! Your cake looks delicious, with or without strawberry ice cream! Deb

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

As always you have the most wonderful stitches. The cake looks so good :)

Karen said...

The piece with the birds, is that a Kathy Schmitz design?

Chris Daly said...

I was going to comment about how much I liked your stitching, but got distracted by the cake. Yum!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love your stitching. This is something that's on my to-do list to learn. Your cake looks yummy.

sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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